The Gallup Blog

Opinion
by Brandon Busteed

President Barack Obama's new $4 billion Computer Science for All initiative addresses a significant problem uncovered in a recent study Google and Gallup conducted.

Opinion
by Bryant Ott

Parents can shape a better future for their children by embracing their kids' individuality and helping them develop their talents into strengths, says Gallup's new book Strengths Based Parenting.

Opinion
by Andrew Rzepa and Jennifer Robison

Proper data collection is essential to ensure no one worldwide is left behind, especially the 15% of the world's population that experiences significant disabilities.

Opinion
by Valerie J. Calderon and Jeffrey Jones

About half of college and university presidents say degree completion rates for Pell Grant-eligible students at their institutions are less than 50%. Eight percent say the rate is fewer than one in five recipients.

Blog

Diplomatic Courier gathered leaders from business, academia and nonprofits at Gallup in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 13 to discuss innovative strategies addressing a simple goal: better preparing young people worldwide to find or create good jobs.

Opinion
by Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee

The persistent rise in the share of income that the top 1% in many countries hold may be hurting the life ratings of the other 99%, with concerning implications for public health and national productivity, new research has shown.

The Gallup Blog
by Milena Nikolova, Monica Roman and Klaus F. Zimmermann

The authors in this guest piece offer a perspective on the relationship between having close contacts living in other countries and civic engagement. Using World Poll data, the authors study this phenomenon in Bulgaria and Romania.

Opinion
by Valerie J. Calderon and Tim Hodges

More than eight in 10 U.S. K-12 superintendents say student engagement with classwork, hope for the future and the percentage of students who graduate from high school are "very important" measures of a public school's effectiveness.

Business Journal

Some of the discoveries Gallup made in 2015 about managers and their employees could shape workplaces for years to come.

Blog

Gallup editors highlight some of the most important findings from the Gallup-Purdue Index in 2015.

Opinion
by Nate Dvorak and Elizabeth Kampf

Creating a strong culture that can support an organization's identity requires effort, measurement and management. Volkswagen should focus on four key priorities to begin repairing the organization from the inside out.

Opinion
by Jim Harter

Workplace policies and benefits alone are insufficient to improve health outcomes. Employers should also focus on improving the work environment.

Blog

Worldwide, higher education is linked to higher levels of employment and life evaluation. But the most recent evidence suggests that the link between higher education and graduates' workplace readiness may be broken.

Opinion
By Mohamed Younis

Muslim Americans are the youngest and most diverse religious group in the U.S. and, despite the widespread recognition of prejudice against U.S. Muslims, most Americans say they would vote for a Muslim presidential candidate.

Opinion
by Nader Nekvasil

Flexible work time and retirement options may help countries face the challenges of unemployment, aging populations and public pension burdens -- and improve well-being.

Blog

Nearly half of graduates of Colorado universities and colleges strongly agree or agree that they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams while attending college (48%), according to a Gallup-Purdue Index study of college graduates in Colorado.

Opinion
by Nate Dvorak and Bryant Ott
Opinion
by Leora Klapper and Ruth Goodwin-Groen

Digital financial services are instrumental in improving women's financial autonomy and economic participation. There are vital steps that women, governments and the private sector can take to boost this financial inclusion.

Opinion
by Jim Harter

Twitter's internal analysis recently concluded that its CEO was the "primary driver of engagement" at the company. Is this true for businesses in general?